noun, plural ca·pac·i·ties.
- maximum possible output.
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Origin of capacity
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH capacityability, capacity
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Example sentences from the Web for capacity
Strickland’s lawsuit sought $75,000 in damages for “physical, mental, emotional, and economic injuries” from the incident, lost wages and earning capacity and past and future medical care and expenses.Raptors president, sheriff’s deputy drop lawsuits over shoving incident at NBA Finals|Cindy Boren|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Those are two things that humans have some capacity for, but we constantly fall short.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 11, 2021|Freakonomics
It also plans to use the new capital in part to scale its production capacity with increased automation.Mighty Buildings nabs $40M Series B to 3D print your next house|Mary Ann Azevedo|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
On the other hand, more capacity means more weight, and if that’s something you’d prefer to avoid, consider a product with a smaller, lighter bag.
One strategist who said he received sexual solicitations from Weaver said he knew him at first in a professional capacity.Lincoln Project’s avowed ignorance of Weaver texts undercut by leaked communications|Chris Johnson|February 9, 2021|Washington Blade
Specifically, the pilots got themselves into a high altitude stall, where the wings lose the capacity to provide lift.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is all too easy to be despondent in the face of what seems like the endless capacity of evil to reinvent itself.
Foxx says that he thinks this generation has the capacity to keep pushing through racial barriers.
For example, since 2011 it has been adding 30 per cent more capacity per year on flights to Puerto Rico.
First up is the larger wash still, its capacity ranging from 25,000 to 30,000 liters.
Wasn't the dead man stretched in the shadow convincing proof of their capacity for pure devilishness?
This widening grasp of languages is or was within the capacity of nearly everyone born into the world—given the facilities.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Here and there exceptional industry or extraordinary capacity raised the artisan to wealth and turned the "man" into the "master."The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
There was a while when I developed a marvelous capacity for dodging invitations to Fort Walsh.
It is said that his bold spirit, his capacity for work and his great influence daunted his most determined opponents.
British Dictionary definitions for capacity
noun plural -ties
- the maximum amount something can contain or absorb (esp in the phrase filled to capacity)
- (as modifier)a capacity crowd
- the number of words or characters that can be stored in a particular storage device
- the range of numbers that can be processed in a register